Accident Between Merging Cars

Accident Between Merging Cars – Who is at Fault?

Accident Between Merging Cars:  Dallas' LBJ underground tollway.
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It has probably almost happened to you.

An accident between merging cars – who’s at fault:  Two cars are on the highway, both trying to merge into the same lane at the same time. Usually, one of the cars swerves out of the way in time. But occasionally they collide, causing a car wreck. Which car is at fault? 

Texas law

Texas law provides that if two cars are trying to merge into the same lane on a highway with three or more lanes traveling in the same direction (such as a major interstate). The car entering the lane from the right shall yield the right-of-way to the car entering the lane from the left.


So, in most instances, the driver of the car entering the lane from the right. Would be the driver at fault in an accident between merging cars.

As a result, be careful and keep your eyes open. Even if you are on the left and have the right-of-way.

Remember, if you have been in a car wreck between merging cars and you need a car wreck lawyer, Dan Street at STREET LAW FIRM is here for you. It’s always free to contact our legal staff.

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